Sep 13


New Faculty: Introducing Ed Nakfoor


Ed Nakfoor

Ed is our new Middle and Upper School Journalism Teacher.

The piece of furniture in my home that gets the most use is my iron hat rack. After all, I wear many hats, figuratively … and literally. I’m a public relations and branding expert, award winning advertising copywriter, freelance writer, former newspaper columnist for the Birmingham Eccentric, high school and college writing tutor, former college journalism professor, and I assist recent graduates with their career searches and personal branding. And as of September 4, I became the new high school journalism teacher at Roeper. Although I don numerous professional hats, all of my work is bound by a deep reservoir of creativity and service to others: I help those I’m working with find solutions and achieve their very best.

I’m a Birmingham resident, grew up in Troy and graduated from Brother Rice. I attended University of Detroit and earned my master’s degree in public relations and organizational communication from Wayne State.

In my spare time you’ll find me riding my mountain bike, working out, cooking or reading countless newspapers and magazines … preferably hard copies (I’m a traditionalist).

I’m over the moon excited about being part of the Roeper community. To teach means sharing ideas, instilling in students a deep appreciation of words and language, and demonstrating the value of something as seemingly mundane as reading the local dailies. I’d like to see students become critical thinkers, to anticipate what’s next, to really think before putting pen to paper or finger to keyboard.

Who could blame me, then, for being as excited as I am to have the opportunity to combine what I thrive on in such an esteemed academic setting as Roeper?

As for my hats, I never wear one while teaching.

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